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Studies

Powdthavee (2008): study GB 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Powdthavee, N
Title:
Putting a Price Tag on Friends, Relatives, and Neighbours: Using Surveys of Life Satisfaction to Value Social Relationships.
Source:
Journal of Socio-Economics, 2008, Vol. 39, 1459 -1480

Investigation

Public:
16-65 aged Great-Britain, followed 6 years, 1997-2003
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 54424
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
1  not satisfied at all
2
3
4
5
6
7  completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Mean and standard deviation of average T1 + T2. Overtime SD: 0,36
Page in publication:
8
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2%,   2: 2%,   3: 6%,   4: 15%,   5: 30%,   6: 33%,   7: 12%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.16 6.93
SD:
1.28 2.16

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Meeting friends and relatives Socializing
Contacts with relatives
Visits to friends
Change in Meeting friends and relatives Change in family-life
Change in friendships
Talking to neighbours Socializing
Current contacts
Social contacts in vinicity
Change in talking to neighbours Social contacts in vinicity
Change in amount of personal contacts
Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years)
Young versus old
Quality of accomodation and neighbourhood variables Current residence
Quality of house
Perceived safety in vinicity
Amenities in vinicity
Average district income Income level in vinicity